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    Just in case you are concerned there’s not much chance it’ll fall off with a spigot plug welded on one side then fully welded on the other.

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    Chaos.....panic.....destruction......My work here is done!

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    It’s a Portamig.
    Chaos.....panic.....destruction......My work here is done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrialsRider View Post
    What are you welding with?

    You know after careful consideration, I think you may as well make it a home built mono-shock, you've lost all of the reference points that made it a twin-shock.
    As I explained I’ve lost nothing thus far as the rear shocks are still attached and nothing has moved due to the existing bracing still being there. The rear end is supporting nothing as it’s on a lift so it isn’t moving.
    Chaos.....panic.....destruction......My work here is done!

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    and naturally you are building this to ride yourself, not to flog on some poor unsuspecting sole
    ... unlike some of the other "cafe builders" we seen pass through here.

    Awesome good luck with your project.

    It was a bunch of steel hoops welded together in a jig that was there to prevent shrinkage in the weld process from making it go all out of kilter,
    once you took the angle grinder to the tail end of that structure, you have only a portion of the original frame left intact.
    ... and does your bike need to pass an MOT inspection?
    For sure if you lived in some place like Germany your frame would be considered screwed.
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    If I were looking to sell it on I’d have put it back in standard condition and sold it for about a grand so basically making £700 when all said and done, I’m building for myself!

    Looks like my time here is done. Pointless flogging a dead horse.

    Already spoken to my local MOT place and he basically said he cannot remove bodywork to verify the integrity of the frame.
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    Ya that's kind of like it is here, you can put almost anything on the road just as long as you don't mind perjuring the system a little.
    Ride safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exuptoy View Post
    Looks like my time here is done. Pointless flogging a dead horse.

    Already spoken to my local MOT place and he basically said he cannot remove bodywork to verify the integrity of the frame.
    From this side of the camera it looks like hack it off and eye it up. The seat frame doesn't appear symmetrical or prepped to weld to the down tube, but the ground clamp is there ready to go. It is like watching "Chaos.....panic.....destruction". My work here is done.

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    OMG you drilled a big round hole in the side of your round steel frame tube to make it stronger and you are electric welding through paint :|

    "Already spoken to my local MOT place and he basically said he cannot remove bodywork to verify the integrity of the frame."
    ... and those guys have no clue what an ER-5 even looks like, so it will be no problem
    Don't leave I want to see it on the road!

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    It wasn’t welded through paint you tit, it had been ground first! You can see the witness marks FFS.

    I’ll come back when it’s done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exuptoy View Post
    ... I’ll come back when it’s done!
    Awesome! You can be the first
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